Aorus Gaming Box gets refreshed with GeForce RTX 2070 graphics
With GeForce RTX graphics cards already available for desktops, it was only a matter of time before manufacturers would incorporate them onto external graphics docking stations or eGPUs. Taiwanese maker Aorus claims it is the first company to be doing just that with the upcoming Aorus RTX 2070 Gaming Box.
The RTX 2070 Gaming Box is visually identical to last year's GTX 1070/1080 Gaming Box as the manufacturer simply swapped out the Pascal GPU for a Turing one. The RGB LEDs, 130 mm GPU fan, 100 W USB Power Delivery 3.0, and 450 W internal PSU are all returning unscathed. However, Aorus says it has supposedly fixed a few bugs from the last generation model including the GPU fan remaining active after the laptop had shut down.
Actual performance from the RTX 2070 Gaming Box will very likely be a bit lower than a traditional gaming desktop or laptop with RTX 2070 graphics since the eGPU relies on Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. In our review of the GTX 1080 Gaming Box, for example, we discovered a performance deficit between 10 to 30 percent when compared to a regular GTX 1080 depending on the graphical settings. Nonetheless, the raw boost in performance for compatible Ultrabooks is hard to overlook.
Though Gigabyte is remaining mum on the price, the RTX 2070 Gaming Box should be available in the next few weeks via online retailers like Newegg. See the official product page here to learn more about the Gaming Box.